Labor Pains: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Sept. 2018 Edition, Vol. 925/Remedial Reprint

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    The American cinema celebrates many things-  vacuous comic book heroics, scatological crudity, infantilism, serial sadism, non-NRA gun violence  -but the labors of the American working man and woman are certainly not among them, as according to the lofty view from Hollywood Olympus, the American work ethic is indistinguishable from their keep-at-an-arm’s-length attitude toward the “common” man to whom they haughtily regard as a bilious mass of Red State rubes, hillbillies, Ozarkian inbreeders and Dust Bowl Oakies for whom thelaborgifdesignation blue collar is dismissively regarded as a  dehumanizing label of revulsion; a metaphorical flea collar to a snarling junkyard mongrel. In other words, Hollywood is not unlike the ungrateful progeny who despise their parents while having no problem living off of their money. However, here at CSR we persevere in spite of such ignorant elitism and in consideration of this year’s celebration of Labor Day, we present this month’s edition of America’s longest running migraine headache, the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you by the makers of SKITTLES, America’s favorite breakfast candy. In this edition we celebrate the humble yet underappreciated working stiffs (generally identifiable as those still working on Labor Day, go figure) who are the unsung backbone of the world’s economic engine and the success of noontime food trucks from coast to coast. Each of the following twenty five images features the representation of the American labor force (with a few sympathetic global compatriots thrown in for good measure, though without Russian collusion, so buzz off Mueller) as seen in the movies. Your challenge is to correctly identify all twenty five film titles, and tell us. (Otherwise, you’re just talking to yourself, and that’s just wrong.) The first to do so will receive a recently minted CSR Culture Shock Award, acclaimed by the National Bored of Excessive Immodest Memorialization (hitherto known as The McCains) as this year’s “second most unnecessary waste of tax dollars”. Good luck.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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7 Responses to Labor Pains: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Sept. 2018 Edition, Vol. 925/Remedial Reprint

  1. beetleypete says:

    In reverse order.
    25) Bitter Rice. (Love that film!)
    24) The Great Gatsby.
    23) Nope.
    22) Nope.
    21) Jubal.
    20) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. (Not a favourite, but Deneuve!)
    19) The Diary of a Chambermaid.
    18) Nope.
    17) A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The forum. (Din’t like it)
    16) Joe. (Boyle is always unmistakable)
    15) The Blues Brothers. (Nice tribute to Aretha.)
    14) Shenandoah? (A guess based on Stewart)
    13) Nope. (Annoyingly familiar though)
    12) Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. (Good memories of that film)
    11) On The Waterfront.(That dark image strained my eyes. 🙂 )
    10) Jean de Florette. (Loved that one)
    09) Plan 9 From Outer Space. (At least I reckon it is. That was a hard one!)
    08) Nope. (Annoying, because I was sure I would remember that film for Oliver Reed)
    07) Norma Rae. (Sally wasn’t so irritating in that one.)
    06) Blue Collar. (A very satisfying film, I thought.)
    05) The Pajama Game. (Not a favourite, but stuck forever in my mind.)
    04) Nope. (The still is too dark and gloomy for these eyes!)
    03) The Wages Of Fear.
    02) Silkwood.
    01) Five Easy Pieces.

    Six nopes and one guess. A brain-aching 18, hopefully.(If I counted right!)
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Alex Good says:

    A handful of guesses.

    1) Five Easy Pieces
    2) Silkwood
    3) Wages of Fear
    7) Norma Rae
    16) Joe
    21) Jubal

  3. beetleypete says:

    Hooray! I will tackle it fresh, tomorrow. 🙂
    Thanks, Chandler.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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